Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 200 454
Rank change year-on-year +108 +254 +728
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 5,875 3,058 1,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 1.74% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 1.94% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4,856 2,542 1,164
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -14.81%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,125 £41,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,387 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.56% +4.77% -

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 158,507 157,483 185,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 128,664 129,785 153,181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +108 5,594 £62,500 +4.17% 957
London +52 3,563 £70,000 +7.69% 583
UK excluding London +143 2,205 £50,000 -4.56% 418
South East +140 671 £55,000 - 119
North of England +117 509 £47,500 - 123
South West +134 352 £50,000 +5.26% 32
North West +128 345 £50,000 +11.11% 77
Midlands +58 316 £47,500 -5.00% 57
West Midlands +2 174 £45,000 - 24
East of England +72 165 £60,000 +4.35% 42
East Midlands +71 141 £47,500 -20.83% 33
Yorkshire +40 137 £45,000 -10.00% 36
Scotland +5 137 £55,000 +10.00% 31
Wales +32 47 £40,000 -15.79% 9
North East -14 27 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Northern Ireland - 16 £50,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3,993 (67.97%) Agile Software Development
2 3,012 (51.27%) Java
3 2,135 (36.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2,095 (35.66%) TDD
5 2,006 (34.14%) JavaScript
6 1,789 (30.45%) DevOps
7 1,783 (30.35%) Software Engineering
8 1,520 (25.87%) .NET
9 1,512 (25.74%) C#
10 1,465 (24.94%) Docker
11 1,455 (24.77%) Scrum
12 1,371 (23.34%) Spring
13 1,345 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
14 1,328 (22.60%) Finance
15 1,302 (22.16%) REST
16 1,291 (21.97%) SQL
17 1,271 (21.63%) RESTful
18 1,137 (19.35%) AngularJS
19 1,127 (19.18%) Web Services
20 1,119 (19.05%) HTML
21 1,111 (18.91%) NoSQL
22 1,101 (18.74%) Microsoft Azure
23 1,082 (18.42%) Git (software)
24 986 (16.78%) Linux
25 979 (16.66%) BDD
26 966 (16.44%) Python
27 954 (16.24%) Node.js
28 952 (16.20%) SOA
29 911 (15.51%) Jenkins
30 902 (15.35%) MVC

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 399 (6.79%) Elasticsearch
2 255 (4.34%) Apache Spark
3 167 (2.84%) Apache
4 165 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 139 (2.37%) Confluence
6 83 (1.41%) Apache Solr
7 79 (1.34%) CMS
8 78 (1.33%) OpenStack
9 76 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 73 (1.24%) JBoss
11 69 (1.17%) NServiceBus
12 68 (1.16%) WebSphere
13 54 (0.92%) nginx
14 45 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
14 45 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
15 44 (0.75%) WebLogic
16 42 (0.71%) IIS
17 38 (0.65%) Jetty
18 36 (0.61%) EPiServer
19 33 (0.56%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 8 (0.14%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.085%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.085%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.051%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.051%) HipChat
5 2 (0.034%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.017%) InVision
6 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.27%) Eloqua
4 14 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.20%) Magento
6 5 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.085%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.085%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.068%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.068%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.034%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.017%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.017%) Endur
10 1 (0.017%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.017%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.017%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,135 (36.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1,101 (18.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 345 (5.87%) SaaS
4 309 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 278 (4.73%) PaaS
6 196 (3.34%) Serverless
7 176 (3.00%) IaaS
8 158 (2.69%) GitHub
9 127 (2.16%) OpenShift
10 108 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
11 106 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
12 101 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
13 100 (1.70%) npm
14 97 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
15 78 (1.33%) Amazon S3
16 48 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 38 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
18 35 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
19 32 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 30 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 216 (3.68%) HTTP
2 99 (1.69%) Internet
3 91 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 60 (1.02%) Firewall
5 44 (0.75%) DNS
6 43 (0.73%) SSL
7 27 (0.46%) VPN
8 26 (0.44%) Broadband
9 22 (0.37%) AMQP
10 19 (0.32%) SSH
11 17 (0.29%) SMS
11 17 (0.29%) SMTP
12 15 (0.26%) FTP
12 15 (0.26%) SMPP
13 14 (0.24%) HTTPS
14 13 (0.22%) Ethernet
14 13 (0.22%) MQTT
15 11 (0.19%) Wireless
16 10 (0.17%) DHCP
17 8 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,111 (18.91%) NoSQL
2 697 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 686 (11.68%) MongoDB
4 538 (9.16%) Big Data
5 516 (8.78%) MySQL
6 361 (6.14%) Relational Database
7 328 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
8 322 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 227 (3.86%) Hadoop
10 194 (3.30%) Redis
11 158 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 133 (2.26%) RDBMS
13 75 (1.28%) HBase
14 71 (1.21%) Blockchain
15 67 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 64 (1.09%) Neo4j
17 58 (0.99%) Couchbase
18 57 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
19 44 (0.75%) Event Store
20 43 (0.73%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1,082 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 911 (15.51%) Jenkins
3 437 (7.44%) Maven
4 382 (6.50%) JIRA
5 314 (5.34%) TeamCity
6 307 (5.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 282 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 269 (4.58%) Cucumber
9 262 (4.46%) Selenium
10 239 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 228 (3.88%) JUnit
12 203 (3.46%) Subversion
13 166 (2.83%) Gradle
14 155 (2.64%) Visual Studio
15 129 (2.20%) Hudson
16 114 (1.94%) gulp
17 102 (1.74%) MSBuild
18 100 (1.70%) NUnit
19 98 (1.67%) Bitbucket
20 86 (1.46%) webpack
General
1 1,328 (22.60%) Finance
2 470 (8.00%) Banking
3 420 (7.15%) Retail
4 314 (5.34%) Games
5 189 (3.22%) Marketing
6 123 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 102 (1.74%) Law
8 99 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 95 (1.62%) Advertising
10 92 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 86 (1.46%) Legal
12 79 (1.34%) Front Office
13 56 (0.95%) Electronics
14 55 (0.94%) Back Office
15 54 (0.92%) Financial Institution
16 52 (0.89%) Retail Banking
17 49 (0.83%) Billing
18 44 (0.75%) Publishing
19 40 (0.68%) Online Betting
20 24 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,253 (55.37%) Developer
2 1,380 (23.49%) Java Developer
3 828 (14.09%) Senior Developer
4 736 (12.53%) Architect
5 713 (12.14%) Software Engineer
6 577 (9.82%) .NET Developer
7 527 (8.97%) C# Developer
8 463 (7.88%) Java Engineer
9 392 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
10 350 (5.96%) C# .NET Developer
11 328 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
12 324 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
13 320 (5.45%) Software Developer
14 312 (5.31%) Java Software Engineer
15 269 (4.58%) Lead Developer
16 260 (4.43%) Agile Developer
17 243 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
18 200 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
19 188 (3.20%) Java Software Developer
20 184 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,520 (25.87%) .NET
2 1,371 (23.34%) Spring
3 1,302 (22.16%) REST
4 1,271 (21.63%) RESTful
5 1,137 (19.35%) AngularJS
6 1,127 (19.18%) Web Services
7 1,119 (19.05%) HTML
8 954 (16.24%) Node.js
9 893 (15.20%) CSS
10 888 (15.11%) React
11 663 (11.29%) ASP.NET
12 631 (10.74%) HTML5
13 604 (10.28%) Spring Boot
14 452 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 452 (7.69%) J2EE
15 436 (7.42%) Hibernate
16 365 (6.21%) Kafka
17 352 (5.99%) SOAP
18 350 (5.96%) jQuery
19 333 (5.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 625 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
2 529 (9.00%) Computer Science
3 493 (8.39%) Fintech
4 370 (6.30%) User Experience
5 280 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
6 222 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
7 214 (3.64%) Mobile App
8 149 (2.54%) Algorithms
9 120 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 113 (1.92%) Data Structures
11 112 (1.91%) Cloud Native
12 96 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
13 93 (1.58%) Online Banking
14 91 (1.55%) Online Games
15 69 (1.17%) Management Information System
16 65 (1.11%) Data Centre
17 55 (0.94%) Blog
17 55 (0.94%) Hedge funds
18 51 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 47 (0.80%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 986 (16.78%) Linux
2 349 (5.94%) Windows
3 309 (5.26%) Unix
4 165 (2.81%) Android
5 153 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 34 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 31 (0.53%) CentOS
8 28 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (0.44%) Windows Server
10 22 (0.37%) Debian
11 15 (0.26%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.17%) Solaris
15 9 (0.15%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
16 6 (0.10%) AIX
17 3 (0.051%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,993 (67.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,095 (35.66%) TDD
3 1,789 (30.45%) DevOps
4 1,783 (30.35%) Software Engineering
5 1,455 (24.77%) Scrum
6 1,345 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
7 979 (16.66%) BDD
8 952 (16.20%) SOA
9 902 (15.35%) MVC
10 807 (13.74%) Test Automation
11 751 (12.78%) Open Source
12 627 (10.67%) Mentoring
13 620 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 604 (10.28%) OO
15 562 (9.57%) E-Commerce
16 469 (7.98%) SOLID
17 432 (7.35%) SDLC
18 426 (7.25%) Unit Testing
19 374 (6.37%) Analytics
20 362 (6.16%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3,012 (51.27%) Java
2 2,006 (34.14%) JavaScript
3 1,512 (25.74%) C#
4 1,291 (21.97%) SQL
5 966 (16.44%) Python
6 568 (9.67%) Scala
7 462 (7.86%) PHP
8 413 (7.03%) Ruby
9 351 (5.97%) Go
10 269 (4.58%) C++
11 234 (3.98%) PowerShell
12 191 (3.25%) Bash Shell
13 175 (2.98%) C
14 154 (2.62%) ES6
15 130 (2.21%) TypeScript
16 122 (2.08%) T-SQL
17 118 (2.01%) Shell Script
18 117 (1.99%) Groovy
19 95 (1.62%) Perl
20 83 (1.41%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 618 (10.52%) Degree
2 214 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 67 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 56 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (0.60%) MCP
6 35 (0.60%) MCPD
7 29 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 24 (0.41%) Master's Degree
9 19 (0.32%) AWS Certification
10 17 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 16 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.27%) PhD
12 14 (0.24%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.20%) ISEB
14 9 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (0.14%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.085%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (6.84%) QA
2 139 (2.37%) GCP
3 62 (1.06%) GDPR
4 27 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.34%) SLA
7 10 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.14%) PMO
9 5 (0.085%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.068%) PSD2
11 3 (0.051%) COBIT
11 3 (0.051%) SSAE 16
11 3 (0.051%) TickIT
12 2 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.034%) EMIR
12 2 (0.034%) MiFID
12 2 (0.034%) WCAG
13 1 (0.017%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,465 (24.94%) Docker
2 49 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.53%) HDFS
4 26 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.26%) Apache Flume
7 14 (0.24%) Active Directory
8 13 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.14%) iptables
10 5 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.085%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.051%) KVM
12 3 (0.051%) LXC
12 3 (0.051%) vSphere
12 3 (0.051%) Xen
13 2 (0.034%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.034%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.017%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 545 (9.28%) Ansible
2 537 (9.14%) Kubernetes
3 498 (8.48%) Puppet
4 393 (6.69%) Opscode Chef
5 297 (5.06%) Terraform
6 58 (0.99%) Kibana
7 51 (0.87%) Consul
8 39 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
9 38 (0.65%) Salt
10 35 (0.60%) Prometheus
11 31 (0.53%) Mesos
12 30 (0.51%) Rundeck
13 23 (0.39%) Packer
14 22 (0.37%) Nagios
15 21 (0.36%) logstash
16 19 (0.32%) Grafana
17 18 (0.31%) Marathon
18 17 (0.29%) Rancher
19 16 (0.27%) ZABBIX
20 14 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 513 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 396 (6.74%) Google
3 384 (6.54%) Oracle
4 102 (1.74%) SAP
5 101 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 96 (1.63%) VMware
7 87 (1.48%) Splunk
8 78 (1.33%) IBM
9 65 (1.11%) MuleSoft
10 56 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 55 (0.94%) WorldPay
11 55 (0.94%) Zend
12 49 (0.83%) TIBCO
13 45 (0.77%) RedGate
14 44 (0.75%) Xamarin
15 40 (0.68%) AppDynamics
15 40 (0.68%) Red Hat
16 38 (0.65%) Twitter
17 37 (0.63%) ServiceNow
18 35 (0.60%) Capita